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TO MELT/ TO CRYSTALLIZE (2019)

Single Channel Video, 3 Minutes 13 Seconds, HD, Colour, Black & White

Sound by Craig Scott

AiR (Jan 2019), Serlachius Museum, Mantta, Finland

Supported by The European Cultural Foundation STEP Travel Grant

Group Exhibition: 'Hold on Tight', Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast (19 Nov 2022 - 14/01/2023)

 

Screenings: Close Up Cinema, London (10 Nov 2023); Flux Projects, Online (27 Jan 2023); Herat International Women's Film Festival, Afghanistan (26 Aug 2020); She Chews Art, Online (14 - 21Aug 2020); Aesthetica Art Prize, York (12 Mar - 19 Jul 2020); Feminist Border Arts Film Festival, New Mexico (5 Mar 2020); WANDA Feminism & Moving Image Festival, Belfast (2 Nov 2019); Caraboo Projects, Bristol (29 Sep 2019)

‘To Melt/ To Crystallize’ explores Miller’s desire to ingest the sugar-coated landscape of mid-winter Finland through her body only for it to overpower her and expose the vulnerability of human flesh. ‘To Melt’ is set by a frozen lake and in an empty gallery and switches between dynamic ideas around looking, nurturing and adorning; juxtaposed with static endurance sections in reference to the spiritual. ‘To Crystallize’ explores Miller’s fear of erasure induced by the anxiety of apocalyptic climate change interwoven with reference imagery of the untimely deaths of two female saints- Joan of Arc and Lucretia.

 

Materials: snow; icicle; water; frozen milk; gelatin; gems; assortment of clear and opaque glass vessels; vanity mirror; white chain; saran wrap

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